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Poster: LAJ Date: Mar 5, 2006 12:35pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Something Beautiful: Harmonious Music at the Edge of Chaos

In an article entitled The Rhythm of Life Tosiya Nagai* stated that “The science of complexity locates life at the edge of chaos. Life is neither dead disorder nor dead order, but a critical point of phase-transition from chaos to order . . . the life principle is neither white noise nor monotone.” Much of what we find beautiful, satisfying, and harmonious in music (and in life in general) falls between the turmoil of extreme disorder and the monotony of too much order.

*[Nagai, T. - http://e.nagaitosiya.com/fluctuation.html (2000)]

Beginning with a wonderfully flowing mp3 from Claudia Bonarelli that seemed to appear out of nowhere, here’s a selection of sounds that fall between the boundaries of low and high entropy. I personally find the extremes of electronic music appealing, but not in the same way that I appreciate this gentler collection of beautiful electronic music.

PLAYLIST [M3U attachment follows]:


1. Claudia Bonarelli - The Evergreen Tree
http://www.archive.org/details/ClaudiaBonarelliTheEvergreenTree

http://www.archive.org/download/ClaudiaBonarelliTheEvergreenTree/7_Claudia_Bonarelli___The_Evergreen_Tree.mp3

2. Shrine - Harmony, Bliss, Rust [Mirakelmusik] || Harmony
http://www.mirakelmusik.se/releases.php?rel=mir020
http://www.archive.org/details/mir020

http://www.archive.org/download/mir020/mir020-01-harmony.mp3

3. Lomov - Trident [COD] || Nipton
http://www.archive.org/details/cod002

http://www.archive.org/download/cod002/cod002_03-lomov-nipton.mp3

4. 6 that coin flying in the air - 20 degrees water
http://www.archive.org/details/6thatcoinflyingintheair20degreeswater

http://www.archive.org/download/6thatcoinflyingintheair20degreeswater/6_that_coin_flying_in_the_air___20_degrees_water.mp3

5. V/A - Liquid Times [Real Audio] || Punkteins - Gartenteich
http://http://www.realaudio.ch
http://www.archive.org/download/raam001/raam001_01-punkteins_-_gartenteich_64kb.mp3

http://www.archive.org/download/raam001/raam001_01-punkteins_-_gartenteich_64kb.mp3

6. Daniel Maze - Treehugger [12 Rec.] || Playground Miniaturette
http://www.12rec.net
http://www.archive.org/details/12rec.028

http://www.archive.org/download/12rec.028/Daniel_Maze_-_03_Playground_Miniaturette.mp3

7. Opn - Echoes of a Distant Present [Robotopera] || A Cold Day
http://robotopera.yearofthemachine.com/wp/?page_id=30
http://www.archive.org/details/ROP_007_Opn_Echoes_Of_A_Distant_Present

http://www.archive.org/download/ROP_007_Opn_Echoes_Of_A_Distant_Present/03_A_Cold_Day.mp3

8. Monohm - Rasbora EP [Monohm] || Minnow
http://www.monohm.com/
http://www.archive.org/details/monohm003

http://www.archive.org/download/monohm003/monohm003-monohm-rasbora-ep-04-minnow.mp3

9. Lomov - Vorstadt [Miasmah] || Ausfallstrasse
http://www.miasmah.com/
http://www.archive.org/details/mia060

http://www.archive.org/download/mia060/mia060_10_lomov_-_ausfallstrasse.mp3

10. Soutien Gorge - Revoir [COD] || Hazafele
http://www.archive.org/details/cod006

http://www.archive.org/download/cod006/cod006_06-soutien_gorge-hazafele.mp3

11. Motionfield - Music for Pictures [Autoplate] || Falling in Stillness
http://www.autoplate.cc
http://www.archive.org/details/apl034

http://www.archive.org/download/apl034/apl034-02-motionfield_-_falling_in_stillness.mp3

12. Alexander Vatagin - Valeot [Mirakelmusik] || Wire
http://www.mirakelmusik.se/
http://www.archive.org/details/mir019

http://www.archive.org/download/mir019/mir019-09-wire.mp3

13. Receptor - Viaje [Realaudio] || Seista Parte 2
http://http://www.realaudio.ch
http://www.archive.org/details/raam006

http://www.archive.org/download/raam006/raam006_04_receptor_-_siesta_parte_2_64kb.mp3

14. Loscil (Scott Morgan)- Stases [One] || Biced
http://one.dot9.ca/
http://www.archive.org/details/one023

http://www.archive.org/download/one023/one023_04-loscil_-_stases_-_biced.mp3

15. Federico Monti - Brujula [Conv] || 3_36_830
http://www.con-v.org
http://www.archive.org/details/CNV01

http://www.archive.org/download/CNV01/cnv01_-_federico_monti_-_03_-_3_36_830.mp3

16. Motionfield - Northern Lights [Test Rube] || Turning the Plate
http://www.archive.org/details/tube035

http://www.archive.org/download/tube035/tube035-03-motionfield_-_turning_the_plate_64kb.mp3

17. Brian Lavelle - M.V. (Towers Conning) [Alg-a] || A Porta Inferi
http://www.alg-a.com/netlabel/article.php3?id_article=57
http://www.archive.org/details/alg017

http://www.archive.org/download/alg017/brian_lavelle_mvtc_02_a_porta_inferi.mp3

18. Igor Vlasov - Am Nachsten Morgen [Site Records] || Botschaft
http://www.archive.org/details/site012

http://www.archive.org/download/site012/01.Botschaft.mp3

19. Emanuele Errante - Absolute EP [Maetrix Solution] || Lost
http://www.maetrixsolution.com
http://www.archive.org/details/emanuele_errante-absolute_2005-05-03.ms009n

http://www.archive.org/download/emanuele_errante-absolute_2005-05-03.ms009n/ms009n_2_emanuele_errante-lost_64kb.mp3

20. Varios Artistas - Musica Inalterable [Audio808] || Ditch - Clear Making
http://www.audio808.com.ar

http://www.archive.org/download/AUDIO808008/1_clear_making.mp3

21. Delta Curve - Lux [Monohm] || Glimmer
http://www.monohm.com/
http://www.archive.org/details/monohm004

http://www.archive.org/download/monohm004/monohm004-delta-curve-lux-coma-ep-03-glimmer.mp3

22. V/A - OAB - Mittwinterkollektion1 [Broque] || Maxx Cavalerra - Song To Remember
http://www.archive.org/details/brq18VA_OABMittwinterkollektion1

http://www.archive.org/download/brq18VA_OABMittwinterkollektion1/07MaxxCavalerra_SongToRemember.mp3

23. Rivel - Sum [One] || Sum
http://one.dot9.ca/
http://www.archive.org/details/one021

http://www.archive.org/download/one021/one021_01-Rivel_-_Sum.mp3

24. Shrine - Harmony, Bliss, Rust [Mirakelmusik] || The Droning Bliss
http://www.mirakelmusik.se/releases.php?rel=mir020
http://www.archive.org/details/mir020

http://www.archive.org/download/mir020/mir020-02-the_droning_bliss.mp3









This post was modified by LAJ on 2006-03-05 20:35:04

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Poster: Sven Swift Date: Mar 5, 2006 5:36pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Fulfill Your Part In The Fight Against Entropy

indeed, we're all warriors in the fight against entropy. funny thing you're using the same awry metaphors than we do- you probably read the description for our daniel maze-release, maybe like to check our 'about'-text at www.12rec.net... good thing to know there are people that keep in mind that music's not only about sound!

http://www.archive.org/details/12rec.028
http://www.12rec.net/about

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Poster: LAJ Date: Mar 5, 2006 7:43pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: Fulfill Your Part In The Fight Against Entropy

Interesting reading about the role of entropy in music (and in the lives of complex systems). Thanks for the comments and links. LJ